Marriott Rewards(R) Members Now Have 60 New Options to Earn Points

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Rewards has introduced 60 new ways for members to earn their way to a free dream vacation. Marriott International Inc.’s (NYSE:MAR) award-winning guest loyalty program now allows members to earn points at their favorite online retailers, including the Gap, Netflix, Best Buy, Sony Style, Dell Home, and Target.

Members can earn from one to 10 points per dollar depending on the retailer. There are flat rate earning options for subscription services. For example:

* Target — Earn 2 Marriott Rewards points per US$
* Gap, GapKids and BabyGap — Earn 3 Marriott Rewards points per US$
* Lands End — Earn 4 Marriott Rewards points per US$
* Macy’s — Earn 3 Marriott Rewards points per US$
* — Earn 3 Marriott Rewards points per US$
* Best Buy — Earn 2 Marriott Rewards points per US$
* RedEnvelope — Earn 5 Marriott Rewards points per US$

Marriott Rewards’ members can also redeem their Marriott Rewards points for merchandise, such as Marriott gift certificates, designer merchandise, electronics, jewelry and many other unique gifts.

For more information or to sign up to earn points on purchases, members can log on to

Marriott Rewards points may be redeemed for free hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, car rentals, theme park passes and more. With more than 2,500 participating hotels and 21 million members worldwide, Marriott Rewards provides travelers the opportunity to get to the places they dream of 30 percent faster than with other leading programs.*

Marriott Rewards has been named “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” by Business Traveler magazine for the past eight years, “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” for two years in a row by Travel Savvy and “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” by the readers of Business Week magazine.

For information about Marriott Rewards or to enroll, call (800) 249-0800, visit the front desk of participating hotels or log on to

*Comparison based on seven nights at Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental Hotel Group and Hyatt full-service hotels of similar quality and points earned on dollars spent. Assumes standard award offerings for base-level members. All comparisons made as of 6/05.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Bulgari, The Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Fairfield Inn brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by Fortune(R) magazine. In fiscal year 2004, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $10 billion, and the company had approximately 133,000 employees at year-end 2004. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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